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 Daniel Bissell

Daniel Bissell

Birth
Bolton, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Death 14 Dec 1833 (aged 64–65)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 60
Memorial ID 6132979 · View Source
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General Bissell was a military leader. When he was only 12 years old, he was a fifer with Connecticut's troops in the Revolutionary War. In 1788 he enlisted with the U.S. Army, commencing a military career which saw service along the frontier from New Orleans to Canada. As Captain Bissell, he came to Missouri in 1804 where he became a close friend of Daniel Boone. Bissell received the official transfer of the Spanish fort at New Madrid, Missouri; the post was commissioned to him by Captain Amos Stoddard as agent of the French Republic. In 1807 he was ordered to Fort Bellefontaine upon the death of his brother Major Russell Bissell. He was appointed Commander of Fort Bellefontaine & Military Governor of Upper Lousiana by President Jefferson in 1808. After retiring from active duty in 1812, he was prominent in the early affairs of St. Louis.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6132979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Bissell (1768–14 Dec 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6132979, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .